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May 23, 2013
New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged
Leicester UK (SPX) May 23, 2013
have made a discovery in southern subtropical China which could revolutionise thinking about how ancient humans lived in the region. They have uncovered evidence for the first time that people living in Xincun 5,000 years ago may have practised agriculture -before the arrival of domesticated rice in the region. Current archaeological thinking is that it was the advent of rice cultivation along the Lower Yangtze River that marked the beginning of agriculture in southern China. Poor organic preserva ... read more
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